Former midfielder Kieron Dyer has made some ridiculous claims about us Newcastle fans on Sky Sports last night, claiming we believe we have a ‘divine right’ to be one of the top clubs again and expect to be a ‘Champions League team’ after being ‘spoilt’ in the Keegan and Robson eras.
Dyer was joined by fellow former NUFC man Craig Bellamy on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate’ last night and his comments not only prove how little he knows about your every day Newcastle United fan, but have also been met with real disdain from us Newcastle fans.
Here’s a clip of his rant about our expectations on the show last night:
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“I think the fans think they’re a Champions League team,”
“They were spoilt with Kevin Keegan and Sir Bobby Robson. They exceeded expectations. But even then they broke the transfer record to sign Alan Shearer they can’t do that now.”
It wasn’t featured in the clip above, but Dyer then went on to make an even more ridiculous suggestion. He said that ‘knowing the Newcastle fans’ we would not accept doing ‘an Arsenal’, suggesting being in the top four each season but not winning a title might not be enough for us:
“A new investor will see the club as a business. They’re not bothered about winning something, they just want to keep churning the money. Arsenal have shown that – they’re happy to come top four – job done.
“Knowing the Newcastle fans, would they settle for just that?”
This sort of stuff really winds me up. Each and every fanbase has some delusional fans and no doubt there’s plenty who fall into that category at NUFC, however to tarnish us all with the same brush and suggest we ‘expect’ to be a top four club is quite barmy.
We all know that our club has potential and resources to be doing far better than we currently are under Ashley’s rotten reign, but any thoughts on us returning to the top 4 and being one of the Premier League big boys again are purely hopes and dreams, not expectations.
Clueless comments from Dyer and disappointing to hear from an ex-player who should know better. Another example of someone who clearly knows nothing about your everyday Newcastle United fan.